We got many great comments and the main idea in many of them was of parents setting up an example for their kids. And the winner of our giveaway is the reader Gina, whose comment added few important ingredients to this green concept, so here it is:
Make it fun and make it normal! To my kids, breastfeeding and cloth diapering are normal. My daughter knew at 2 1/2 what snappis and prefolds were. We also use our own bags unless we forget them LOL. Then we get paper bags, which the kids use to make costumes.
Also, giving them ownership helps. We are going to try to garden and as a starting activity, we sprouted a few beans in a plastic bag in the window. The kids figured out on their own that different plants grow at different rates. We'll be composting, too, and each of the kids will play a role.
Congratulations Gina! As mentioned, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing are donating the prize: a package including all of the four books published so far in the Little Green Books line: Little Panda, Little Monkey, I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and The Polar Bears' Home: A Story About Global Warming.
If you didn't win this time, no worries! We'll have more reviews of the Green Little Books with more giveaways in the next couple of weeks! And if you have kids at the age of 5-10 - don't forget the opportunity for them to take part in an educational contest Eco-Libris is co-sponsoring with Simon and Schuster - I CAN SAVE THE EARTH!, where they can share how they’re helping to save the environment and win eco-friendly books from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing - and have trees planted in their name with Eco-Libris!
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